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Synonyms for calculus
a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts
an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
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The one grapefruit-sized gastrolith
puzzles Gillette because all the other rocks have far smaller diameters.
, and the lithophagic behavior of sauropodomorph dinosaurs.
n A sauropod's stomach could hold up to half a tonne and had large stones inside it - gastroliths
- to help grind down and digest the food.
New analyses of the gastroliths
in ostriches are casting doubt on that theory.
Those clues include gastroliths
, or stomach stones, that would have ground ingested vegetation to a pulp.
are similar to modern birds' gizzard stones, which help grind vegetation and hard-shelled invertebrates into a more easily digested pulp.